News: Dodgers Activate David Price From The Restricted List

The Dodgers have announced that they have activated left-hander David Price from the restricted list, per the club’s transactions page. With this move, the team’s 40-man roster now currently sits at 32.

Price, who was acquired along with outfielder Mookie Betts in February, spent the entire 2020 season on the restricted list after deciding to opt-out of the season due to family concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Price was permitted to make this decision though it did come at the expense of forfeiting his prorated salary for the 2020 season.

While Price received some criticism from some fans, his decision to opt-out was met with unequivocal support throughout the Dodgers organization.

Price, 35, intends to return to playing in 2021 but with the current direction of the pandemic, his plans can potentially change depending on how well MLB and the Players Association work together in making improvements to keep players as well as their families safe.

Price has 2-years and $64 million remaining on his contract with the Red Sox responsible for half of his remaining salary.

Now with the 2020 season officially over and the Dodgers now set to defend their World Series title, Price, if he does indeed return, will be joining a stacked rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Julio Urías, Dustin May, and Tony Gonsolin with prospects Josiah Gray and Mitch White serving as depth behind them.

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